Dictionary of Dutchness


WON (Wet Onafhankelijk Netbeheer or independent network law) is the legislation forcing energy firms like Nuon, Essent and Eneco to divide themselves into two: a commercial company to produce and sell power and a local government-owned distribution company which owns the grids. The energy firms lost a long battle against the introduction of the WON in 2008.

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